Vicki Butler-Henderson Fan Site
Vicki Butler-Henderson Fan Site
February 28, 2010
Vicki is on the cover of this month's Auto Italia magazine, issue 168, in which she drives a collection of Abarths.
January 13, 2010
There is now an official Vicki Butler-Henderson website at
January 13,2010
- Vicki will be competing in this year's Trofeo Abarth 500 GB series. Other news
  • On her official website Vicki says that she will be competing in this year's GT Cup. If you're interested in sponsoring Vicki, contact her via her official website
  • Vicki will be at the Autosport International Show at Birmingham's NEC on Saturday, January 16 in the live action arena.
  • Vicki is writing columns for both Auto Italia and Country and Town House magazines.
  • Fifth Gear is expected to return in the Spring, with Discovery's channels such as Quest being the show's likely new home.
  • Vicki features in Jeremy Clarkson's latest DVD Duel
  • Vicki fronting an advertisment for the Toyota iQ
November 1, 2009
Vicki is on the front of today's Sunday Times InGear section. Inside, for the magazine's main feature she reviews a 1000BHP Mustang, a car she also reviews on this week's Fifth Gear WebTV
November 1, 2009
Fifth Gear
Fifth Gear has been cancelled by five, but the show may continue, perhaps with a new name, on a different channel.

You can follow Vicki's fellow presenters Jonny Smith and Tiff Needell on Twitter.
September 5, 2009
Vicki is scheduled to race in the Britcar six-hour race at Silverstone on October 3rd. She will be racing for BPM Racing
August 13, 2009
Episode 6 of Fifth Gear Web TV is now online. This week Vicki tests the new Chevrolet Camaro.
The next episode should be available on August 27.
August 3, 2009
Edition 5 of Fifth Gear Web TV is now available to view. She brings news of the new Ferrari 458 and reviews the Volkswagen BlueSport.

The next edition should be available on Thursday August 13.
August 3, 2009
Watch a video of Vicki talking about tyre safety courtesy of The Chester Chronicle.
August 3, 2009
Between May 23rd to May 25th the RAC paid the tolls for motorists on the M6. Totally Motor has a promotional piece for the event which features a brief interview with Vicki.
July 19, 2009
Vicki reviews the Alfa Romeo 8C Spider in today's Sunday Times
July 16, 2009
Episode 4 of Fifth Gear's Web TV is available. This week Vicki reviews the Lexus LF-A.
July 12, 2009
Read Vicki's review of the Fiat 500C in today's Sunday Times.
July 5, 2009
Vicki, Tiff, Tom and Jonny from Fifth Gear launch the Sunday Times Hot Laps competition. If selected, you get to drive at Silverstone, with the fastest driver winning a Jaguar XKR for six months. Entries close on September 27.

- The newspaper has a picture of Vicki that's not on the website.
June 27, 2009
Fifth Gear - Series 16 - June 08, 2009 - 38 pictures
From Fifth Gear's Web TV show 1
- Vicki tests the Audi S4
June 23, 2009
The second edition of Fifth Gear's Web TV is now online.
June 20, 2009
It was announced yesterday that Vicki will be leaving the Absolute Radio Breakfast show in a couple of weeks time.
June 7, 2009
The new series of Fifth Gear starts tomorrow and the show has a new-look website. It includes 'Web TV', features that will only appear online. The first features Vicki test driving the Audi S4.
May 15, 2009
Fifth Gear
Fifth Gear logo from North One TelevisionSeries 15 of Fifth Gear starts on Monday, June 8, at 8pm.
May 15, 2009
Fifth Gear is now on Twitter

Please note that Vicki herself has on more than one occasion denied having a personal presence on any social networking sites.
May 15, 2009
The Car Show
Vicki featured in BBC4's history of TV motoring programme, 'The Car Show'. It's being repeated this coming Sunday on BBC2.
February 22, 2009
Vicki reviewed the Porsche 911 Targa 4 in the Sunday Times.
December 30, 2008
Fifth Gear
Fifth Gear logo from North One TelevisionSeries 15 of Fifth Gear starts on Monday, January 5, at 8pm. Vicki should also be back on the Absolute Radio Breakfast Show the same day.

Also - The Representation page has been updated.
October 13, 2008
September 12, 2008
Sudden Impact
Vicki features in Tiff Needell's new DVD Sudden Impact. It's set to be released in October.
September 10, 2008
Virgin Radio has changed ownership and is to be renamed Absolute. Having previously worked on their breakfast show in late 2002, Vicki is returning to join Christian O'Connell's breakfast show.
September 5, 2008
Newspress has a story about Harrods and Maserati at the start of this year that features a picture of Vicki.
July 22, 2008
If you want to watch or participate in motorsport, visit Go Motorsport. Vicki, along with the likes of Damon Hill, Martin Brundle and Frank Williams, is one of its ambassadors. There is a high quality picture of her at the launch here.

A purchasable version of this picture is available at
July 22, 2008

Pictures are now available from all of series 13 of Fifth Gear, as broadcast from January to March 2008.

Fifth Gear series 13
March 24
35 pictures
  • Ford Focus RS vs Ford Escort Cosworth
  • Mazda 6 vs Mitsubishi Lancer
March 17
94 pictures
  • VW Golf GTi vs Subaru Impreza WRX
  • Isuzu Rodeo vs Ford Ranger Wildtrak
  • Bentley Continental GT Speed
March 10
41 pictures
  • Porsche Cayenne vs BMW X5
  • Honda S2000 vs Nissan 350Z
March 3
78 pictures
  • Ford Fiesta ST vs Vauxhall Corsa SRi
  • Mazda 5 vs Citroen C4 Picasso
  • Tom's family
  • Smart Ed and Smart FourTwo
February 25
62 pictures
  • Mini One vs Fiat 500
  • Volkswagen Tiguan vs Kia Sportage
February 18
51 pictures
  • Renault Twingo GT vs Fiat Panda 100HP
  • Skoda Fabia Estate vs Peugeot 207 Estate
  • Scooters
February 11
64 pictures
  • Mercedes Vito X vs VW Transporter Sportline
  • Daihatsu Materia vs Nissan Note
February 4
71 pictures
  • Vauxhall VXR8 vs Vauxhall Lotus Carlton
  • Ford Focus vs Hyundai i30
  • Chip fat 'Fuel Pod'
January 28
91 pictures
  • Renault Clio 197 R27 vs R180 RT Rage Buggy
  • Vauxhall Tigra vs Mitsubishi Colt CZC1
  • Movie stunts: the barrel roll
January 21
48 pictures
  • Lotus Exige S vs Caterham CSR260 Superlight
  • Renault Laguna vs Cadillac BLS
July 22, 2008
Fifth Gear series 12
October 22
67 pictures
  • Hummer H3 vs Land Rover Discovery 3
  • Highway Code
  • Fifth Gear Awards 2007
October 15
47 pictures
  • Dodge Charger RT vs Ford Grand Torino
  • Dodge Nitro SXT vs Mazda CX7 vs Kia Sorento
  • Scale cars
October 8
78 pictures
  • Radio 2 presenter 'Sally Traffic'
  • Audi A6 Allroad vs Skoda Octavia Scout vs Seat Altea Freetrack
October 1
58 pictures
  • Audi TT ( gearbox shootout )
  • Peugeot 4007 vs Citroen C-Crosser vs Mitsubishi Outlander
September 24
81 pictures
  • Police driver training vs racing driver skills
  • Ford Focus vs Peugeot 308 vs Fiat Brava
  • Cool caravan and VW California
September 17
67 pictures
  • VW Polo BlueMotion vs Skoda Fabia 2 vs Vauxhall Corsa
  • Honda Civic Type R vs Honda Civic Type R (Japanese special)
September 10
70 pictures
  • Peugeot 205 GTi
  • Ferrari 456
  • Porsche 911
  • Chevrolet Captiva LTX vs Honda CRV vs Nissan Qashqai
Spetember 3
45 pictures
  • Audi S5 vs BMW 335i
  • Volvo V70 vs Mercedes E320 vs Ford Mondeo Estate
July 22, 2008
Top Bikes - Show 1 - 46 pictures
Show 1 of 13. Originally broadcast on UK Horizons in Autumn 2001.
July 22, 2008
TV's Greatest Cars - December 23, 2004 - 22 pictures
Mrs Magnum featured as a pundit on this programme.
July 22, 2008
Bremner, Bird and Fortune - October 14, 2007 - 21 pictures
Vicki interview 'Bernie Ecclestone'
July 22, 2008
The Apprentice - You're Fired - May 27, 2008 - 19 pictures
Vicki was on of the guest experts on The Apprentice - You're Fired. She also appeared in the audience for the You're Fired and You're Hired series finales.
July 21, 2008
Vicki reviews the Breckland Beira for the Sunday Times by driving it up the hill at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
July 14, 2008
GMTV - July 09, 2008 - 14 pictures
While reading Teletext on Wednesday morning, who should appear in the video window?
July 7, 2008
BMW Sauber F1 Pit Lane Park Event 2008
Vicki hosted BMW's promotional event at the Trafford Centre in Manchester last Weekend. Some Pictures:

Tony Stanley at
- 'Vicki decides not to buy this model of BMW as she now needs more than one seat.'
- 'So, Mr Farfus, why does Mr Priaulx keep beating you?'
- 'Who cares when you can dance like me?'

Marcel Booth at
- VBH and Marcel Booth

Muks C at - Various pictures

brocks at

SportPictures' Photostream at
- Vicki chatting
- Interviewing the camera
- Vicki getting her leg over
- Vicki and her brother Charlie

einsteinsmonster's photostream at
- with Vicki

Kingsdude's Photstream at
- Interviewing 1
- Interviewing 2
July 2, 2008
Vicki will be presenting a quiz on Saturday and Sunday ( July 12 and 13 ) at the Goodwood Festival Of Speed on Honda's consumer stand. Contestants will include Jenson Button, Alex Wurz, Mick Doohan and John McGuinness.

On Sunday, Vicki will also be driving a 2008 Civic Type R BTCC up the Goodwood Hill.
June 23, 2008
Vicki was on the cover of the Sunday Times' InGear section today, which featured a couple of articles by her about electric vehicles, the Smart Fortwo ED and the Ego Street Scoota.
June 9, 2008
Vicki and two others presented the morning show on Talksport Radio today. There is a picture of her and that show's regular presenter taken last year on Talksport's website.
June 9, 2008
An interview with Vicki entitled "If I Ruled The World"
May 10, 2008
Congratulations to Vicki and Phil Churchward who got married on April 19.
March 25, 2008
Early episodes of Fifth Gear are to be shown on Dave, starting in early April.
March 25, 2008
Fifth Gear
Fifth Gear logo from North One TelevisionSeries 13 of Fifth Gear has now ended, but the show is scheduled to return in August.
March 25, 2008
A picture of Vicki and co. with at the Ace Cafe filming with a hearse in 2007.
March 17, 2008
Autotrader has another interview with Vicki.
March 7, 2008
asrecommended has an interview with Vicki.
March 7, 2008
Cooking The Books
Vicki appeared on five's cooking show just before Christmas, but the website with her recipe has disappeared. This was rescued from Google's cache:

�Posh� Fajitas with Guacamole
Vicki Butler-Henderson VT Recipe

Book - Anthony Worrall Thompson - Top 100 Beef Recipes

Serves 4-6


675g beef fillets, centre cut, cut into 1cm slices
3 cloves garlic, crushed to a paste with a little salt
Juice and grated zest of 2 unwaxed lemons
1 � teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon ground coriander
� teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 jar wood-roasted red peppers (bell peppers), drained and cut into strips, to serve
To serve
1 jar wood-roasted artichokes, drained and cut into quarters
1 jar hot chunky tomato salsa; soured cream
12 small soft, flour tortillas


Place the beef fillet slices into a bowl and combine with the garlic, lemon juice and zest, cumin, coriander, cayenne pepper and olive oil. Refrigerate and allow to marinate for at least 3 hours.

Heat a griddle pan and cook the fillet slices quickly in batches to your liking.

Place the meat on a platter, and put the roasted peppers, artichokes, salsa, guacamole and soured cream into separate bowls. Take a little of each and roll everything up in a soft tortilla.
January 12, 2008 are running a competition which the winners of will get to film road tests for their site, as well as having a day's training at Silverstone with Vicki.
January 10, 2008
UTalkMarketing has a story that a direct marketing agency called Tilt has signed a deal with Vicki that will see her featured in over fifty million 'asrecommended' guides that will be delivered to homes this year.
January 1, 2008
Fifth Gear logo from North One TelevisionFifth Gear returns on January 21
December 13, 2007
Cooking The Books - December 10, 2007 - 18 pictures
Vicki was today's mystery guest on Five's cooking show.

Plus : StevenEJ has posted a picture of Vicki at the 2001 Goodwood Festival of Speed having a rest from filming Top Gear.
November 15, 2007
Vicki was the guest speaker at the ABRO Apprentice Awards 2007, as well as presenting the prizes.
November 12, 2007
Video game BAFTAs
A couple of pictures from October 23 at Battersea Evolution of Vicki at the 2007 video game BAFTAs where she presented the award for technical achievment:
Approximately - Vicki posing for the camera.
Spong - Similar to above.
BAFTAs - Vicki with Vic Reeves as she's about to present the award.

AutoTrader has a small gallery of early series 11 Fifth Gear behind the scenes pictures.
November 6, 2007
The interviews page now has a link to an interview in The Telegraph from just before the start of Fifth Gear's second series in 2002.
October 22, 2007
Miscellaneous pictures
- Vicki at the 2007 Mobility Roadshow - the larger versions that the page promises don't seem to be available though.

- Vicki at the Contract Journal Construction Industry 2007 awards on October 4 at the Grosvenor Park Hotel in London. A list of the winners features numerous small pictures.
October 15, 2007
Television appearance
Vicki appeared in Channel 4's Bremner, Bird and Fortune yesterday. It's repeated on Saturday on More4 at 7:50pm or should be available via Channel 4 On Demand.
September 17, 2007
Vicki is fronting the Tyre Safety Campaign in October. The campaign materials page has extra pictures of her.
September 16, 2007
PH Photography has pictures of Vicki and Jenson Button on their Honda promotional helicopter tour in 2005.
September 15, 2007
A picture of Vicki at this year's Mobility Roadshow presenting a prize.
August 31, 2007
A picture of Vicki and Jack Dee presenting at the recent Motor Trade Awards in London.

A picture from perhaps as long ago as 2000.

Also, don't forget that Fifth Gear returns on September 3

Update :
Another picture of Vicki at the Motor Transport Awards on July 4.
The awards' website has a gallery of pictures of the event, several of which feature Vicki.
August 6, 2007
Photography Review has a rather good picture of Vicki at the 2005 Britcar 24hr race. It was taken by one of the site's forum moderators, SmartWombat. You need to register to view the picture. It was originally on this page, although it only mentions her name on the following page.
August 3, 2007
Mobility Roadshow 2007
Independent Living has a picture of Vicki here
July 24, 2007
London Lite
Today's edition of the London Lite had a feature by Ursula Hirshkorn asking Vicki about her favourite convertibles. She chose:
Honda S20005 stars
BMW 3 Series Convertible4 stars
Pagani Zonda5 stars
Volkswagen Eos3 stars
Rolls-Royce Drophead Coupe3 stars
Caterham Seven4 stars
July 23, 2007
Vicki and others hosted the pub quiz at Silverstone on July 7, the day before the British Grand Prix, as part of Honda Dreamfields.
Various sites have pictures:
SidePodCast at Flickr - Vicki with Anthony Davidson
SidePodCast at Flickr - Vicki
SidePodCast at Flickr - Vicki with Jenson Button
Honda UK Media - Vicki and her boyfriend ( this picture is available in various sizes up to 4288 x 2848 )
Shelley Jory : TeamRaymarine - You'll need Flash enabled. Vicki is featured in pictures 9 and 11.
July 5, 2007
Max Magic - June 13, 2007 - 11 pictures
Vicki at Dunsfold participating in a '100mph trick'.
First broadcast on Sky One in 2004.
June 29, 2007
Vicki was at Trafalgar Square on June 5 with a Honda Civic hybrid in what calls the 'world's first ever eco-car rally'.
June 29, 2007
Vicki presents this DVD game published by the Driving Standards Agency. It's released in July August for about 20. Its ISBN, according to Foyles, is 0115528474
June 29, 2007
A1GP Videos
There are three short camcorder videos of Vicki on YouTube of Vicki filming her attempt at reaching 200mph in an A1GP car.
Video 1
Video 1
Video 1
June 29, 2007
Vicki was at Lydden Hill last year filming for Fifth Gear. She drove a car owned by Horton Racing and their website has an interview and footage of her racing.
June 7, 2007
Fifth Gear - Series 11, show 4 - May 21, 2007 - 62 pictures
Ace Cafe links and Vicki tries to reach 200mph in an A1GP car at RAF Cottesford.
May 30, 2007
Fifth Gear - Series 11, show 3 - May 14, 2007 - 73 pictures
Ace Cafe links and Vicki goes to Paris to recreate a film made in 1976.
May 30, 2007
The Wright Stuff - May 24, 2007 - 30 pictures
Vicki was again a guest on Five's discussion show.
( Pictures 1 to 12 are from the repeat on Five Life and were recorded on a different TV card, resulting in lower quality. )
May 30, 2007
Vicki presents a film about replacing steel motorway barriers with concrete safety barriers. You can watch it in WMV format here.
May 7, 2007
Fifth Gear - Series 11, show 2 - May 7, 2007 - 69 pictures
Ace Cafe links and Vicki drives under a truck.
May 3, 2007
Fifth Gear - Series 11, show 1 - April 30, 2007 - 60 pictures
Studio links and Vicki spanks a Panda.

Also: Vicki's latest column for Virgin Media is here
April 24, 2007
24 picture's from UKTV People's Car of the Year 2006. Vicki presented it with Adrian Simpson.
April 23, 2007
Here are 53 pictures of Vicki on Soccer AM. Their website has a page about her appearance.

Regular picture updates should recommence shortly, featuring both old and new programmes.
April 6, 2007
This might be too late, but Auto Trader are interviewing Vicki again and are asking for questions.
The page also contains links to interviews with Vicki, Tiff Needell, Jason Plato, Jeremy Clarkson, the original Stig, etc.

Update : The interview is here. Guess which presenter has left Fifth Gear?
April 6, 2007
Vicki will be opening this year's Mobility Roadshow at Kemble Airfield. It runs from July 19 to 21. Admission and parking are free. She'll also be presenting prizes to the winner of the show's Ready, Willing and Mobile competition. This page has an excellent picture of her. Click it for a larger version.
April 4, 2007
This is described as a "Promotional Feature".

Page 17 of today's Metro newspaper featured 'Vicki's Verdict', a review of four photo printers. I couldn't find it on their site, so, in brief, "Vicki Says":
  • Canon Pixima MP180 - "A Lexus - almost as good as a BMW but not quite there."
  • Epson DX6050 - "A Peugeot - it's desperately trying to do the job but it's just not the whole package."
  • Lexmark X3480 - "A Rover - read into that what you wish"
  • HP Photosmart C4180 - "A BMW - efficient, stylish and pretty much faultless. The winner"
Watch a video here
A picture of Vicki with the HP printer is here
Update - Vicki at PC Answers magazine.
March 27, 2007
This programme was part of five's tenth birthday celebrations. Vicki talked about love at the disco, Simon Le Bon and sausages.
March 1, 2007
Vicki and Tiff Needell went head to head on BBC2's cooking show Ready Steady Cook. In the past she has claimed to be lethal, particularly to stoves, in the kitchen, but it looks as though the cooking lessons have paid off...
Her ingredients were:
 Risotto rice
 Vine tomatoes
With these, Vicki and chef Phil Vickery made:
 Butterflied langoustines with soy, lime and chilli and parmesan crisps
 Asparagus and tomato stir-fry
 Asparagus risotto
 Mango and lime tarte tatin with butterscotch sauce
February 25, 2007
Vicki is again substituting for Clarkson in the Sunday Times' InGear section, writing about the Javan R1 sports car.
Temporary Link - A permanent one will be added in a week or two.
February 24, 2007
NTL has rebranded as Virgin Media and their website has a motoring section that features an interview with Vicki. Another site's claim that she will be writing a column for them has yet to be confirmed.
Update : Read Vicki's review of the new BMW X5 at Virgin Media Motoring
February 22, 2007
Document links
Here are three links to PDF files you can download that feature Vicki.
Women and MotorcyclingA picture of Vicki on Ride To Work Day, 2005.
Be a Better Biker- Year EvaluationTwo pictures at the launch of 'Be A Better Biker', 2004/2005
Bulletin ( of the BRDC )A small picture on page 20 of Vicki presenting a prize.
January 8, 2007
Vicki launched the new Sealine SC38 at the London Boat Show today.

BYM News & Magazine has a couple of pictures here and here.

The Kidderminster Shuttle has a short story and small picture.

Plus : A link to an interview with Vicki from the Telegraph in 2000 has been added to the Interviews page.
Visit the News Archive for older stories.
Forthcoming Events
Vicki presents some editions of Fifth Gear Web TV. Repeats of Fifth Gear continue on Dave. A new series is expected within the next few months.
Absolute Radio
Vicki featured on Christian O'Connell's Breakfast Show. Her final show was on July 9, 2009.
June 11, 2008
Go Motorsport launched at the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking today.
April 19, 2008
Vicki married Phil Churchward.
February 16
Vicki's birthday.
Vicki is writing features for Virgin Media's website. Her latest article is about hot hatches
Check listings for repeats.
Vicki narrates this ten-part series
Discovery Real Time
See listings.
Repeats on Real Time and Discovery Channel. Vicki worked on series one.